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S. Jersey Girls | Lenape wins, clinches Olympic American Division title

Lenape captured its first outright Olympic Conference American Division softball title since 1998 yesterday, thanks to an Indians victory combined with an Eastern loss.


captured its first outright Olympic Conference American Division softball title since 1998 yesterday, thanks to an Indians victory combined with an Eastern loss.

Lenape delivered its piece of the puzzle with a 4-0 victory over visiting Cherry Hill East. The Indians received help from one of its biggest rivals as Cherokee pinned a 4-0 loss on Eastern.

Lenape's Jamie Moir was scintillating during her one-hit performance. The fireballer recorded 15 of the 21 outs on strikeouts. Amanda Gilligan had three hits and a run scored for the Indians.

In other Olympic action:

Rachael Knable launched two home runs, including a walk-off round-tripper in the sixth, as Cherry Hill West clinched at least a share of the Patriot Division title with an 11-1 home win over Winslow Township. Laura Pierce had two hits, two runs scored and two RBIs for the Lions.

Triton kept its slim Patriot Division title hopes alive with a 1-0 triumph at Pennsauken. Britney Yocum yielded four hits and struck out 11 for the Mustangs. Triton needs a win over Shawnee and a Cherry Hill West loss to Pennsauken to share the title with the Lions.

Allyson Tanaka tossed a six-hit shutout as visiting Cherokee upset Eastern, 1-0. Kathy Sikora's RBI single scored Christine Watson with the game's lone run in the first inning.

Kristie Anthony and Bernadette Tenuto blasted seventh-inning home runs as Paul VI pushed across four runs but couldn't get the equalizer during a 7-6 loss to visiting Timber Creek. The Eagles had runners at first and second base when Lindsay Siegman recorded the final out for the victory.

Colonial. Meredith Griese, Bridget Settles and Lauren Vacca combined for seven hits and three RBIs as Haddon Township continued its push to a possible conference title with an 11-5 home win over Haddonfield.

Burlington County. After a 20-strikeout performance on Tuesday, Florence's Melissa Mehrer rang up 13 more punch-outs during a 12-0 home win over Riverside. It was Mehrer's 10th shutout of the spring. Chelsea Kehr paced Florence with three hits and three RBIs. Hillary Allen produced a seven-hit shutout with seven strikeouts as visiting Bordentown dispatched Moorestown, 9-0.

Tri-County. Chrissy Hassler knocked in the tying run with a RBI single and scored the decisive run on an error as Salem locked up a first-round home postseason game with a 3-2 home win over Schalick.

Overbrook won't be going to the playoffs, but the Rams played the role of spoiler, beating host Gloucester, 1-0, and possibly costing the Lions a shot at the top seed in the Group 1 tournament. Jenn Metzger twirled a one-hitter with 11 strikeouts.

Williamstown and Kingsway remained neck-and-neck in the Royal Division title race as both teams recorded victories.

Rachael Matreale fanned 12 en route to a three-hit shutout as Williamstown defeated visiting Deptford. Katie Trotter doubled twice and drove in two runs for the Braves.

Jamie Minix recorded 13 strikeouts as visiting Kingsway slipped past Delsea, 3-2.

Megan Knott went 2 for 3 with two RBIs during Pennsville's 9-1 home win over Penns Grove.

Cape-Atlantic. Jess Goeller tossed a two-hit shutout, wiggling out of a bases-loaded jam in the sixth, as Buena pinned a 1-0 loss on visiting Holy Spirit. Maria Goeller singled home Gina Cifaloglio in the fifth inning for the game's lone run.

Nicole Pagano fanned 17 en route to a no-hitter as St. Joseph marched to an 8-0 win over visiting Middle Township.

Nonleague. Senior shortstop Shannon Craft collected her 100th career hit during Burlington City's 16-0 win over Camden.

Hope Millward went 3 for 3 with three RBIs, Sam Nowak chipped in three hits and two RBIs and Ashlee Cox pitched a no-hitter as Clayton blanked Camden County Tech, 12-0.

Jaleesa Davis hit a three-run homer and finished with five RBIs to spark Willingboro's 16-3 home win over Woodrow Wilson.

Track and Field


's Tessie Allan captured two gold medals and helped the Dragons to the team title, narrowing beating


, at the Gloucester County Championships at Washington Township.

Allan won the shot put (40-6) and discus (118-8). Chelsea Ley earned Kingsway's other first-place finish, winning the 3,200 in 11:01.05.

Woodbury's Jackie Nisbett swept the hurdles event for the Thundering Herd, who posted their best finish in more than a decade at the county meet.